Watch Our Premiere ‘Looted India: Cost of an Empire’
By RT Documentary
They came to take our trade, our textile, our raw materials,’ says Indians about the period of British rule, which has left its mark since the 18th century. Great Britain has been exploiting the huge Eastern country for many decades. The colonisers exported troves of gems, rare goods, and religious artifacts from there, and used the country as its source of raw materials.
They established their own rules in Indian society and imposed enormous taxes. The people were taught to treat the white men as a deity, to serve them, and fulfill their dreams. Colonisers used torture, shootings, and starvation to make them compliant. India was only able to gain independence in the middle of the 20th century.